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Mac Raw Recovery: Recover Data from Raw Hard Drive/ Partition

Updated on Mar 14, 2019 by Daisy to Mac File Recovery


When a hard drive becomes raw, you cannot access pictures, videos, office files and music from macOS. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is the best software for Mac Raw recovery. This easy-to-use software only takes three steps to restore lost Raw data. Read on to learn the detailed steps.

A hard drive that displays files as RAW means the computer cannot properly read it as they drive may have become corrupted. 

Symptoms of Raw Drive/Partition on Mac

Generally, when the hard drive is shown as Raw, possible symptoms are:

  • The file system is displayed as "RAW".
  • File names contain "weird" characters.
  • When you access files, it will warn "Sector not found".
  • You will be reminded of "Disk is not formatted. Do you want to format now?".

Usually, the only way to fix this is to erase and format the drive completely. But you can first try to recover some of the data using data recovery software. If the data on the hard drive is important or irreplaceable, turn to a professional data recovery tool right away.

The Solution for Raw Data Recovery

Before you do anything to the drive, if the data on the hard drive is important or irreplaceable, it's best to stop using it immediately and find professional data recovery software.

A wide range of supported file systems and availability of different scanning modes make EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac the best Mac data recovery software. With it, you can recover data from Mac hard drive, emptied Trash, external drive, or memory card. The software is easy-to-use and safe. You can completely trust it as it has so many users around the world. With simple 3 steps, you can restore all lost files from hard drive on Mac 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 or below. Read on to recover Raw data on Mac.

PS: Also read recover Raw hard drive in Windows 10/8/7 if you are using Windows.

Step 1. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the Scan button.

select the location where data lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click Recover Now button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac


If you want to recover RAW data from digital camera, SD card or hard drive on Mac or Windows, EaseUS is a good choice. It is a professional and easy RAW image recovery tool. Besides, the software is also qualified to recover lost data from corrupted, formatted or deleted disk partition in macOS Mojave. You can click to read guide for Mac partition recovery if you like.